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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
Can he be thinking "heritage" trumps rational self-interest?!
The Citizenship Law of 1999, which was officially taken into effect on January 1, 2000, has facilitated the acquisition of German citizenship for people born outside of Germany, making it available to Turkish immigrants after eight years of legal residence in the country. The law's most innovative provision granted dual citizenship to Turkish-origin children born in Germany; however, by age twenty-three German-born Turks can no longer be dual citizens and must decide whether to keep their German citizenship or the citizenship of their parent's country of birth.[64*]

*Not a link to text of BRD (deprecated), or *.de, legislation.

MEANWHILE interested parties lose the plot...
Sixth Circuit Rejects Challenge to Taxes on Foreign Accounts

FATCA requires foreign banks to report all accounts held by U.S. citizens to the IRS or risk being assessed a 30 percent withholding tax. Willful failure to file a foreign bank account report invites a penalty [ASSESSED ON THE FOREIGN BANK] of 50 percent of the value of the account or $100,000, whichever is greater.

< wipes tears >
the Sixth Circuit affirmed Judge Rose's decision Friday, finding that the plaintiffs have no standing to challenge FATCA.

in merica, contrary to legend and commonsensical appearances of a "crime" or "conspiracy" to commit a crime, unless U R a suspect trrst i.e. colored person, alleged intention i.e. pre-crime does has not and never will obtain standing to litigate. Enactment and application of every law is retrospective as it should be; that is plaintiff must have suffered an actual, factual, and material injury, or "loss", before any petition for remedy e.g. capital punishment may be addressed in a court. Rule of Atty #4. Amen.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Aug 19th, 2017 at 03:43:14 AM EST

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